Former LSU OT Joe Barksdale injured in NFL preseason game

Former LSU OT Joe Barksdale, now a member of the San Diego Chargers, took the field in Minnesota on Sunday afternoon for a preseason game against the Vikings. However, in the first half, Barksdale had to leave the game with an apparent ankle injury. According to Pro Football Talk, Barksdale suffered the injury when fellow OL Orlando Franklin fell into the back of his legs. Barksdale...
Via Saturday Down South
32 minutes ago

Chargers tackle Joe Barksdale suffers an injury

Through most of the first half of the Chargers-Vikings game in Minnesota, no serious injuries occurred. The Chargers currently don’t know whether a serious injury has happened to tackle Joe Barksdale. Barksdale suffered a leg injury when teammate Orlando Franklin fell into Barksdale from behind while pass blocking. He walked off the field, and he…
Via Pro Football Talk
58 minutes ago

Antonio Gates, Brandon Mebane among those not expected to play vs. Vikings

The inactive report is making its way out from the team and we’ll update you as they update us. The San Diego Chargers are very slowly giving out the inactives for today's preseason contest against the Minnesota Vikings. Thus far, we have the following: S Jahleel Addae ILB Jatavis Brown G D.J. Fluker TE Antonio Gates WR Javontee Herndon NT Brandon Mebane There should still...
Via Bolts From The Blue
2 hours ago

Memory Lane: San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings

Week 3 of the preseason is upon us. After an impressive 19-3 victory against the Arizona Cardinals, the Chargers find themselves staring down the barrel at the Minnesota Vikings, another team that is sure to make the playoffs this year. In the last nine years, San Diego has faced Minnesota in three games that have […] Memory Lane: San Diego Chargers vs. Minnesota Vikings - Bolt...
Via Bolt Beat
4 hours ago

Chargers wide receivers: Better or worse in 2016?

A position-by-position look at the San Diego Chargers’ roster, and whether the team is better or worse off than they were last season. Our final offensive position group to review is the wide receivers. We previously looked at quarterbacks, running backs, tight ends, and offensive linemen. So far, the consensus is that every single one of those position groups projects as better...
Via Bolts From The Blue
18 hours ago

Jason Verrett named Chargers most indispensable player by SI

Sports Illustrated has named CB Jason Verrett as the Chargers most important player on defense. Jason Verrett is getting some love from a major sports news outlet. The latest issue of Sports Illustrated featured a glowing review of the Chargers star cornerback as they named him the teams "Mr. Indispensable". Now, Chargers fans know just how great of a player Verrett is, but its nice...
Via Bolts From The Blue
1 day ago

Report: NFL GMs laughing at Chargers for handling of Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers drafted Ohio State’s stud defensive end Joey Bosa No. 3 overall, hoping he could help lead a defense that has largely been nameless since Shawne Merriman left in 2010. But, a rather lengthy and increasingly ugly contract dispute has put a damper on those hopes. As the NFL enters the third of four games across the league, Bosa is still not in uniform for...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL GMs laughing at Chargers for Joey Bosa situation

It’s no secret the San Diego Chargers are looking at the Cleveland Browns in the rear view mirror as the NFL’s most dysfunctional organization. The Joey Bosa situation, which was preceded by All-Pro safety Eric Weddle getting punched in the nuggets by the Chargers, only serves to highlight this truth. Bosa still is no closer to showing up for work with one preseason game to...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The San Diego Chargers are to Blame for the Joey Bosa Contract Stalemate

The San Diego Chargers selected Joey Bosa with the third overall selection in 2016 NFL Draft. The Chargers and Bosa expected contract talks to be a smooth process and Bosa would get on the field to help turn around the slumping Chargers defense. That has not been the case as Bosa remains the only unsigned pick from the 2016 NFL Draft. Both sides of the negotiations have gone public...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers coach Mike McCoy on Bosa: 'We all want him here'

SAN DIEGO (AP) A day after the Chargers took their contract dispute with rookie defensive end Joey Bosa public, San Diego coach Mike McCoy had nice things to say about the former Ohio State star. ''I think everybody understands the business side to this,'' McCoy said Thursday. ''But we all understand the type of player Joey is. He loves the game, he plays with passion. So I'm sure...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers: Preseason Takeaways

We’re about two weeks away until the start of the NFL regular season, and with two preseason games already in the books, teams are gradually figuring out what their strengths and weaknesses are. The San Diego Chargers followed up their 27-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 1 with an impressive 19-3 win against the Arizona Cardinals, and there’s certainly a lot to takeaway...
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TGS 2016 Preview: San Diego Chargers

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2016 regular season. Today, the San Diego Chargers. 2015 in a nutshell: Despite solid numbers again from veteran quarterback Philip Rivers, they rank 26th in the NFL in terms of points per game and win just four games, missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. Why...
Via This Given Sunday
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers pull Joey Bosa contract offer, set to restructure

On Tuesday, the San Diego Chargers gave defensive end and third overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft Joey Bosa a new contract they hoped would get the rookie to finally sign and get to work on the field. However, he declined the deal, which offered him more money than any pick of the last two drafts and of any pick in this year’s draft aside from Carson Wentz, the second overall...
Via Campus Sports Net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers Release Statement After Joey Bosa Refuses Top Offer

The holdout between Joey Bosa, the No. 3 pick in the NFL Draft, and the San Diego Chargers continues. San Diego vowed that they will reduce the offer to the Ohio State DE. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. — San Diego Chargers (@Chargers) August 24, 2016  “An initial signing bonus payment that is larger than any...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers issue damning statement on first round pick Joey Bosa

Joey Bosa, the third overall pick in this year’s NFL Draft, is still the only draft pick yet to be signed, and after the Chargers issued a statement today detailing the failing contract negotiations between the two parties. It doesn’t look like he’ll be wearing Charger colors anytime soon. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa.
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers escalate the Joey Bosa feud on Twitter, pull contract offer

The contract dispute between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers doesn't appear to have an amicable end in sight.After it was recently reported that the two sides had resumed talks, the team released a statement on Wednesday detailing its latest offer, while making it clear that it no longer expects Bosa to be able to contribute in all 16 regular season games -- which will be reflected...
Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

With no deal, Chargers withdraw offer to first-rounder Bosa

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have withdrawn their contract offer to first-round draft pick Joey Bosa and will restructure a new deal that takes into account his absence from the team. The Chargers' statement Wednesday said they believe ''Joey will be unable to contribute for the full 16-game season without the adequate time on the practice field, in the classroom, and...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers go public with Joey Bosa contract stalemate, no deal close

The stalemate between the San Diego Chargers and top pick Joey Bosa has gone very public and has the potential to get very ugly. Bosa turned down the latest offer from the Chargers, with the two sides “nowhere,” according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Chargers proposed to Joey Bosa what they made clear is their best offer, source says. It was declined....
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chargers release statement on Joey Bosa situation

The San Diego Chargers took an especially odd situation and made it a tad more questionable on Wednesday. In response to a report that contract talks are going nowhere between the Chargers and rookie defensive end Joey Bosa, the team released this statement. Statement from the San Diego Chargers on defensive end Joey Bosa. — San Diego Chargers (...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

With Chargers draft pick Bosa absent, others taking up slack

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Chargers broke camp but they haven't broken their stalemate with defensive end Joey Bosa. The No. 3 overall pick in this year's draft remained unsigned as the team started preparing Monday for this week's preseason game at the Minnesota Vikings. There was chatter last week of movement between the two parties. But Bosa, the only player from the draft not to...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers is strongly in favor of the Chargers’ stadium funding plan

The future of the San Diego Chargers being the San Diego Chargers hangs in the balance as the 2016 NFL season nears. To be exact, the future of the Chargers actually lies in the ballot box of San Diego voters this November. Up for a vote is a four percent increase in the hotel/motel tax, with two-thirds of the voters having to approve the ballot measure for it to pass and become...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

San Diego Chargers can only blame themselves for Joey Bosa holdout

The NFL’s opening weekend of the 2016 preseason is officially underway and this year’s third overall draft pick is still unsigned as the ongoing saga between Joey Bosa and the San Diego Chargers has now dragged into mid-August. Both sides refusing to budge over bonus money that the San Diego ownership is required to pay Bosa under the NFL’s rookie salary scale. The issue that...
Via This Given Sunday
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bosa feels Chargers have caused ‘irreparable damage’

Joey Bosa has held out longer than any first-round draft pick since the new collective bargaining agreement went into place, and it appears there is no end in sight in his standoff with the San Diego Chargers. According to Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole, negotiations between Bosa and the Chargers have “turned ugly” and the two sides have not spoken in weeks. “Bosa feels there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Bosa Called Out By Antonio Gates, “Be A Man”

Joey Bosa has yet to report to Chargers’ training camp. The former Ohio State star defensive end is holding out, as he, his agent and San Diego’s front office can’t come to terms on a contract. Rule No. 1 in NFL locker rooms is typically, “don’t ever talk about another man’s money,” but Chargers’ veteran tight end Antonio Gates apparently doesn’t care. He’s called...
Via College Spun
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chargers WR Stevie Johnson to miss entire 2016 season

The San Diego Chargers learned Wednesday that starting receiver Stevie Johnson will miss the entire 2016 season. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Johnson’s surgery to repair a torn meniscus revealed a more damaging injury than previously believed. Once without a clear recovery timeline, Johnson is now expected to miss the full season. Following surgery to repair...
Via The Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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